School, it seems is never out. At least for me.
Even on holidays like New Year's Eve.
Last night our annual home movie marathon was set to begin. This year though instead of movies, we had one of THE BEST comedies ever made stacked up and ready to spin.
Twenty-five disks of Get Smart. The original 1960s series from the comic genius of Mel Brooks and Buck Henry.
I knew we would never be able to watch them all, but we still looked forward to playing as many as humanly possible. However when we turned on the DVD player, there was no sound emanating from the stereo speakers.
Which was quite a conundrum, since it worked quite fine the day before.
And as he always does, hubby jumped to the conclusion that the cats had crawled behind the TV and unplugged the cables. I rolled my eyes because:
1) I'm the one who hooks up electronics around here and know the cables are all inside a cabinet
2) Cats don't have thumbs to actually pull cables out of sockets.
Smug satisfaction and and a well-placed "Told You So" came when I discovered hubby had left his headphone adapter jack in the stereo, thereby cutting off the speakers.
Sadly, I didn't laugh long.
2009 started off on a bad note as early this morning I couldn't connect to the net on my laptop. Oh the horrors! My wireless network wasn't even showing up on my system anymore. It was gone.
Which was quite another conundrum, since it had been working quite fine yesterday.
After hours of troubleshooting, phone calls to our internet provider, resetting the modem and router more times than I care to admit, and NEARLY pulling cables in the basement, I finally realized what the problem was.
The little button on my keyboard that activates the wireless was turned off. Which must have been pressed by Dakotah when she was taking her typical morning stroll on my laptop.
Don't tell hubby or I'll never hear the end of it.
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